The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 179 173 191
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 26 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 23
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£600 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £345 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4475 4518 5429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.73% 77.36% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 3380 4082
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -32.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 30 (65.22%) Banking
3 19 (41.30%) Investment Banking
4 17 (36.96%) Business Analysis
4 17 (36.96%) Credit Risk
5 15 (32.61%) Market Risk
6 12 (26.09%) Basel III
7 7 (15.22%) Adaptiv
7 7 (15.22%) SunGard
7 7 (15.22%) SQL
7 7 (15.22%) Analytics
7 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (15.22%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.87%) JIRA
10 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
10 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.70%) Monte Carlo Method
10 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
10 4 (8.70%) Migration
11 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Front Office
11 3 (6.52%) VBA
11 3 (6.52%) .NET
11 3 (6.52%) C
11 3 (6.52%) Project Management
11 3 (6.52%) Greeks
11 3 (6.52%) Wholesale Banking

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Adaptiv
2 1 (2.17%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MS Access
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.17%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (2.17%) JProfiler
2 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 31 (67.39%) Finance
2 30 (65.22%) Banking
3 19 (41.30%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.52%) Front Office
5 3 (6.52%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (80.43%) Analyst
2 33 (71.74%) Business Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 10 (21.74%) Risk Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Market Risk Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Market Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Market Risk Business Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Testing Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Credit Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Tester
8 3 (6.52%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Architect
10 1 (2.17%) Test Manager
10 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Credit Risk
2 15 (32.61%) Market Risk
3 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Business Analysis
2 7 (15.22%) Analytics
2 7 (15.22%) Target Operating Model
3 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
4 4 (8.70%) Monte Carlo Method
5 3 (6.52%) Greeks
5 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
5 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) UML
6 2 (4.35%) SDLC
7 1 (2.17%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) VBA
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) IIBA
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) Basel III
2 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) nmon
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) SunGard
2 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
2 1 (2.17%) Remedy
2 1 (2.17%) Capita
2 1 (2.17%) Splunk
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Murex
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